Gothic style is a mix of silhouettes, elements typical of ancient costumes of different eras, specific accessories and modern materials. It reflects the desire for mystery, mysticism and allows silently, through clothes and jewelry, to declare itself as a something outstanding and mysterious.
Such a subculture of youth arose in the 70s of the last century. Teenagers began to put on metal bulky jewelry, large long skirts, and black unusual trousers, cut incredible Iroquois, which inspired fear and absolute horror on others. Today, this subculture is firmly taking its rightful place among other youth cultures.
Gothic for popular brands
For the clothes of the upcoming season of this year, the Gothic style is really popular, because for most designers it has become a real inspiration. Such a subculture was greatly influenced not only by the musical direction but also by literature and cinema. Despite this, the most striking and unusual manifestation was clothing in the Gothic style, which had a dark color scheme, and the most popular materials for it were leather and vinyl, satin, chiffon and silk materials, and various varnished fabrics.
Gothic and clothing is a mysterious, unusual combination. Despite the fact that the Gothic subculture quickly stratified into many currents, the main characteristics of Gothic style are:
- Black predominance
- Clear silhouette, sharp lines
- Items, details that correlate to past centuries, the early or late Middle Ages, Renaissance, the Victorian era
- A combination of different textures in a suit, for example, vinyl and tulle, velvet and latex, satin and leather
A taboo for gold adornment
The specific symbols, for example, the Celtic cross and the Egyptian Ankh, crucifixes, skulls, and skeletons, bats, black cats. It also includes emblems associated with death and witchcraft. Spectacular, dramatic makeup with emphasis on the eyes, the whiteness of the face and bloody lips are used here.
In addition to black, white or red predominates in the color scheme, and violet, burgundy is a little less popular. A combination of clothes of loose and fitting silhouettes with a complex cut, for example, a fitted bodice and a light skirt, a loose t-shirt and skinny leather pants, is relevant. A corset is often used too. The dresses are dominated by dense fabrics, namely velvet, taffeta, satin and transparent materials: chiffon, veil, and organza. Lace and leather are the most popular.
Varieties of the Gothic style
Gothic fashion is usually divided into the following main trends:
- Androgynous Gothic
- Antique (classic, Victorian, romantic)
- Vampire Gothic
- Western Gothic
- Jay Gothic (Gothic Lolita)
- Jeepney Gothic
- Cyber Gothic
- Corporate Gothic
- Steampunk Gothic
- Tribal Gothic
- Fairy Gothic
- Gothic fetish
Gothic style in clothes: accessories and decor
Gothic jewelry is massive, made of white alloys. These are chains, signet rings, collar necklaces, and bracelets, large, baroque crosses made of silver, cupronickel, zinc, and steel. Cuff clips, brooches, and pendants with images of spiders, salamanders, pentagrams and other signs of occultism are popular among jewelry of Gothic girls.
Gothic bags are backpacks, valise, kegs, patent leather or velvet clutches. The props in the Gothic style are part and a continuation of the look. It also includes umbrellas, canes, pince-nez, belts with skulls on buckles, wallets with crosses and rivets and even respirators made of leather straps. In our Gothic store, you can purchase popular Gothic clothing and accessories.
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